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#11094833 - 09/10/15 02:34 PM Brush Piles
Lollygagger Offline
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Registered: 03/31/14
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Loc: East Texas
I've been thinking about putting out some brush piles and being new to this, I have a couple of questions. When putting out a BP made with willow, should the willow tree limbs be green or can it be from a dead willow tree? Or does it matter? Also, I haven't heard much about live oak trees being used. Does oak work very well to attract crappie (and other fish)? Thanks for any advice.
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#11094951 - 09/10/15 03:16 PM Re: Brush Piles [Re: Lollygagger]
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I put out cedar piles not willow but I've seen a lot of people say it doesn't matter if it's green or not. I put mine out green and had a few fish on them in a couple of days. After a few weeks had a good bit of fish on them.

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#11095122 - 09/10/15 04:22 PM Re: Brush Piles [Re: Lollygagger]
GMorg Offline
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I just put out my first two last week, so it's too early to tell. But, they were live oak. I got some great replies and advice on my post about it. So I'm watching this one hoping to learn more. popcorn
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#11095213 - 09/10/15 05:11 PM Re: Brush Piles [Re: Lollygagger]
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green is better, but either will work.
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#11095293 - 09/10/15 06:06 PM Re: Brush Piles [Re: Gamblinman]
AggieKenny Offline
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Originally Posted By: Gamblinman
green is better, but either will work.


I agree,

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#11095368 - 09/10/15 06:37 PM Re: Brush Piles [Re: Gamblinman]
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Originally Posted By: Gamblinman
green is better, but either will work.


If they are green it takes less weight to sink them. I think they will attract fish faster too! Usually will have small crappie in them in less than a week.
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#11095548 - 09/10/15 08:22 PM Re: Brush Piles [Re: Lollygagger]
Knot Normal Offline
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Registered: 08/27/14
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Loc: Southeast Texas
IN my experience on Sam Rayburn Green willow works best! I like pvc but sounders can't hardly see them, so if I use pvc I put a dash of willow as a welcome mat. Fresh green willow will have occupants in about three days especially if you put it close to an older pile or in a transition area from Deep(like a creek bed) to a flat in about 20 - 25 feet of water. Your experience may vary. argue wink
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#11098026 - 09/12/15 08:40 AM Re: Brush Piles [Re: Gamblinman]
cellis Offline
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Originally Posted By: Gamblinman
green is better, but either will work.
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